Running Finder window as another user

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Codeaholic, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Codeaholic macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hey folks,

    is it possible to run a Finder window as another user? I'm user X and I'd like to open a directory(owned by user Y) in Finder application as user Y. I don't want to change the (group) permissions of the directory. I'm using the latest and greatest OS X: 10.7.2

    Some ideas?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could try the ROOT user.

    Btw, "greatest" is subjective.
  3. Codeaholic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    That's a good point but it seems to me a little bit dangerous. I prefer a solution with unprivileged users.

    Yeah I know but it rhymes ;)

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